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Covid-19 Information

If you call school to report that your child is not attending because they have either a cough, a temperature or loss or change of taste or smell, or if we send them home because they are displaying these symptoms, we will ask you to get your child a PCR test for Covid-19. 

 

To find out more, and for information on how to book a test please click on the link below:

Luton and the rest of England have now come out of the National Lockdown. Schools have reopened, and all children are expected to attend school, and local businesses and shops, as well as indoor entertainment and leisure venues have reopened too. 

 

England has moved to Step 4

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at Step 4 and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.

 

COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.

 

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. No situation is risk free, so we all need to understand the factors and settings that increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission and the actions that we can all take to reduce COVID-19 infection, both for ourselves and for others. 

 

For full information on the current guidelines, please click on the link below:

 Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions - what you can and cannot do

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you should still try to:

  • Limit contact with people who are not part of your household.
  • keep your distance if you do go out (2 metres apart where possible).
  • wash your hands regularly.
  • wear face coverings on all public transport and in all enclosed spaces 
  • stay aware of the risks and follow social distancing guidelines where possible to keep your families, and the community both in and out of school safe.

 

You must book a Covid PCR test if you have symptoms of coronavirus. Click the link to book a test online:    https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

When to self-isolate

You must self-isolate straight away and get a PCR test (a test that is sent to the lab) on GOV.UK as soon as possible if you have any of these 3 symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

 

You must also self-isolate straight away if:

  • you've tested positive for COVID-19 – this means you have the virus
  • someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive (unless you are not required to self-isolate – check below if this applies to you)
  • you've been told to self-isolate following contact with someone who tested positive – find out what to do if you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app.  It is a legal requirement to self isolate if you are told to self isolate by the Covid-19 App, or by NHS Test and Trace, even if you are fully vaccinated, and you are breaking the law if you do not.

 

When you do not need to self-isolate

If someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:

  • you're fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS
  • you're under 18 years, 6 months old
  • you're taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • you're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

 

Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still:

Quarantine rules if you have returned from travelling abroad

The rules for quarantining following foreign travel have also changed. Please click on the link for more information.

    To take you to Mrs Kang's regular Keeping in Touch letters during the Covid-19 pandemic, please click on the link below:

    What Is Self Isolation

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    How To Self Isolate Safely At Home

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    Department for Education coronavirus helpline

     

    The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687
    Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

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